Alcohol in the Headlines
Eurocare monitors news articles about alcohol, and every week a number of articles will be uploaded here.
Clerks, librarians and other House of Commons employees will be barred from consuming alcohol during the day under planned new rules expected to take effect in the autumn.
UK - UK's teenage girls are biggest binge drinkers in Europe as more than half of 15-year-olds drink to excess at least once a month (01.07.2012)
Teenage girls in Britain are more likely to be binge drinkers than anywhere else in Europe, according to a devastating dossier on our nation’s problems with alcohol.
Statistics released today by NHS National Services Scotland show that in 2011-12, 97,830 ‘Alcohol Brief Interventions’ (ABIs) were carried out – 60 per cent above the target of 61,081
A powerful alliance of health professionals wants a French-style ban on alcoholic drinks advertising on television and at sports events in the UK.
50 percent of adults drink in front of children each day despite three out of four believing it wrong to do so, according to a survey.
Russia may prohibit the advertising of alcoholic drinks on the Internet, Vedomosti reported, citing Igor Rudensky, the chairman of a state duma committee.
Results of a new study suggest that patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) should avoid consuming alcohol to reduce the risk of AF episodes, but the exact link between alcohol and arrhy
Bans and fines imposed on anyone caught drink-driving should be reduced if the Government lowers the legal alcohol limit, a road safety charity has suggested.
The Estonian police announced on Monday that starting today till the Midsummer's Day, it would hold frequent police operations to test the sobriety of drivers and calls for straightforward
Starting in July 2012, the minimum price of vodka could go up to 125 rubles ($3.90) for a half liter from the current level of 98 rubles ($3.06). This increase is stipulated in a draft orde
European teens cut back on binge drinking and showed no increase in illegal drug use in recent years, while cigarettes remained as popular as in 2007, an EU agency said Thursday.
The alcohol consumption of 16-year-old Czechs is the highest in Europe, according to the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Drugs (ESPAD) from 2011 focused on the use of addictiv
Malta - Alcohol remains Malta's top problem, survey of drug, cigarette and alcohol abuse shows (31.05.212)
Drug, alcohol and cigarette consumption among 16-year-olds in Malta has declined, but alcohol consumption, in particular, remains a problem, according to a survey of 36 countries.
People should drink just a half unit of alcohol daily in order to cut the number of deaths from cancer, liver disease and other conditions linked to drinking, health experts are urging.
Estonia - Estonian government hopes to earn 130 mln euros by raising the alcohol excise tax (29.05.2012)
The finance ministry draft law that was sent to other ministries for approval recently and that aims to increase alcohol excise tax in Estonia by 5% a year in 2013–2016 should result in a